Now, I looked at the pictures and read the article and I am still trying figure out why the headphones have a wire connected to the game controller... The pic with the kid wearing them shows the cord, however the layout on the 2nd page (details) doesn't show a wire but kind of hints at one in the diagram. Unless the wire is for YOUR voice to get back to the Xbox.
The look interesting, but i'm not ready for a hundred bucks outlay.. I purchased a pair of surround sound 900mhz wireless headphones from Acoustic Research for 49.95... They connect via digital coaxial, TOS link fiber, or even rca audio, depending on your setup. They are great.
Because the controler can be wireless, plus the headphones dont have a tranmitter in them to send the sound back to the XBOX (which gets plugged into the controler anyways) so the mic portion is plugged into the controler.
If these did surround sound I would already have my order placed.
This would present problems for me as well...... I have mine hooked into my HDTV with the HD Cable and the optical cable plugged into it. Would I have to unplug everything and rewire everything to make it work each time (as well as change the menu settings)? At first I thought it would just plug into a USB port which would be easy to deal with. Now I see that RCA connects are involved and it may have just moved into the "too much hassle" dept.